The Campaign

Our total fundraising goal is $100,000. With over $60,000 raised as of January 2021, our Phase 1 fundraising goal has been met. We have been able to fund 100% of our elementary principals’ requests for top priority gear, and in-person learners have been using the ponchos, snow pants, splashy suits, boots, and waterproof mittens and gloves delivered to schools this winter. In total, we provided 2479 outdoor gear items to our schools. We are so grateful to our PTAs, Community Sponsors, and all of those individual donors who made this possible!

On March 16, the 1-year anniversary of the district's COVID-19 closure, we launched Phase 2. Raising an additional $40,000 will enable us to complete the project, and ensure that our schools have the gear they need to support the return of our virtual learners into our physical classrooms and outdoor learning spaces next year.

Levels of Giving

  • $1,000 makes you a Community Partner*

  • $720 supports a whole class to learn outdoors all year long

  • $360 supports a small cohort to learn outdoors all year long

  • $120 supports a pair of reading buddies to learn outdoors all year long

  • $60 supports a child to learn outdoors all year long

  • $25 helps keep kids dry on a rainy day

  • Or choose your own donation amount

*Community Partners will be recognized as such on the Home page.

Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) is the fiscal sponsor of this project, so all donations are tax deductible. Our fund is a 501(c)3, with non-profit status (EIN: 16-1506703).

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